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This Is 40 (2012)

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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.

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... Pete
... Debbie
... Sadie
... Charlotte
... Jason
... Barb
... Barry
... Desi
... Jodi
... Male Boutique Customer
... Graham Parker
... Graham Parker Solo Band
... Older Pregnant Parent
... School Playdate Parent
... School Playmate Child
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Storyline

Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by napierslogs

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The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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21 December 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,030,690, 23 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,544,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,058,786
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Trivia

In the film, Sadie becomes obsessed with the TV Series "Lost." Dominic Monaghan, who played "Charlie Pace," in the series and Megan Fox who plays "Desi," in this film, played a couple in Eminem and Rihanna's music video "Love The Way You Lie." See more »

Goofs

Pete's mother could have very likely considered an abortion in 1972. Roe v Wade passed in 1973, but that is when abortion became legal. They were already being performed illegally before that. See more »

Quotes

Debbie: Who goes to the bathroom for a half hour?
Pete: John Goodman.
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Crazy Credits

After the main credits roll, there's an extended alternate take of Catherine ad-libbing insults during the conversation with the Julie, Pete, and Debbie. See more »

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Referenced in Astronauter og filmstjerner (2016) See more »

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Magnet and Steel
Written by Walter Egan
Performed by Walter Egan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Would have been great... if it was an hour shorter!
22 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I think I know my issue with Judd Apatow's movies.

They're always overdrawn. I think Apatow is a true Auteur, and has intelligent, stylish ways of telling a story.

Like almost all his flicks, this movie has laughs, heart and drama.... A LOT of drama.

Apatow should either write, or direct his movies, not both. I have a feeling if someone else took the directors chair/ producers chair, the movie would be significantly shorter.

I don't mind drama in movies, but when the extra hour of the movie is filled up with only drama, then I become irritated.

This is a movie you should rent/watch on Netflix. The writing and direction are both good, but you need to pace yourself, take breaks, come back later after getting some air, because 2.5 hours is to long for a movie like this.

This is all my opinion of course, so take it or leave it.

Regardless of anything, enjoy your night out at the movies, you earned it!


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